Re: Queen Install. Did I do something wrong?
I will basically reiterate what others have said. If you put a queen in a hive with queen cells already built that queen may have a tough ride. Typically you are looking for emergency cells in this scenario so shaking bees off the frames is a must. An emergency cell can be tucked into a corner and hardly noticeable. Ask me how I know and I will respond that I found three E-cells that I missed on a frame that I am introducing a Strachan NWC queen.
Raising Vermont Bees one mistake at a time.
USDA Zone 5A